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SISTER EILEEN, A Life With The Lid Off

SISTER EILEEN,  A Life With The Lid Off
Publisher: Bassendean, Access Press
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Edition: First edition (limited to 750 copies), Trade paperback, pictorial card covers
ISBN: 086445158x
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Book Description and Condition

Book description and condition

An inspirational book on the history of Aboriginal welfare in Australia. Eileen Heath, an Anglican Deaconess, was appointed in 1935 to Mogumber Aboriginal Mission at Moore River. Her account of ten years spent there under several superintendents is quite shocking. Next she took charge of St Mary's hostel in South Australia under much more pleasant conditions and with greater benefit

to the 'mixed blood' children under her care. Many names well known today in Aboriginal hierarchy were among them. 'Sister Eileen gave dignity to people of mixed heritage, and she did it in the most positive way... instilled into us, that we were worthwhile and that we could do exactly what we wanted to do with our lives'. 234 x 155mm., pp. xiii, 307, map endpapers, black & white plates, notes. Trade paperback, pictorial card covers. Contents, no inscriptions; card covers, few 'surface' marks and creases. VG+

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